Morning Skate Report: Feb. 6

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Morning Skate Report: Feb. 6
Teemu Selanne paces Anaheim skaters in career scoring vs. Colorado, picking up 73 points (34g/39a) in 64 games.
By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com

Bruce Boudreau wouldn’t reveal tonight’s starting goaltender but Viktor Fasth was the first to get off the ice during the morning skate at Pepsi Center. If Fasth gets the nod tonight, it will be his fourth start in Anaheim’s last six games.

The 30-year-old netminder became the first goaltender in Ducks history to win his first three career NHL contests, including Monday’s win over the Sharks. In addition, Fasth is just the third goaltender in club history to win his first three decisions as a Duck (also Ray Emery in 2010-11, 6 consecutive wins; Curtis McElhinney in 2009-10, 4 consecutive wins).

Entering tonight’s game, Fasth is 3-0-0 with a 1.30 goals-against average and .946 save percentage.

HEAD TO HEAD
Tonight marks the first of three games vs. Colorado this season. Anaheim went 1-2-1 vs. Colorado last season (0-1-1 at Pepsi Center) and has compiled a 16-4-1 record when facing the Avs dating to Feb. 25, 2007 (7-2-1 at Pepsi Center).

Teemu Selanne leads the Ducks in career scoring vs. Colorado, picking up 73 points (34 goals, 39 assists) in 64 games.

THE AVALANCHE
Avalanche head coach Joe Sacco confirmed Semyon Varlamov as Colorado’s starting goaltender for tonight’s game.

The 24-year-old netminder enters the game with a 3-5-0 record, 2.50 GAA and .915 SV%. In his career, Varlamov is 2-0-1 (in four appearances) with a 2.33 GAA and .921 SV% when facing the Ducks.

Up front, the Avs are without the services of Gabe Landeskog (head/leg; no timetable for return) and David Jones (knee; day-to-day). Additionally, they’ve lost Steve Downie (knee) for the season and Ryan O’Reilly (RFA) has yet to sign a contract extension.

On the backend, Colorado is without defenseman Ryan Wilson who injured his ankle in the Avs’ Feb. 2 game against Edmonton. Wilson is out indefinitely.

In need of depth upfront, the Avs claimed Aaron Palushaj off waivers yesterday. Palushaj earned five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in 38 games with the Montreal Canadiens last season.

NOTE: David Jones is due back in the lineup for tonight’s game.

SCHEDULE

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PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48

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